Chris has been an exceptional person to work alongside. He helped us create the wedding ceremony of our dreams. From the get go Chris has been friendly and fun to work with. Chris pays attention to the finer details and has a wealth of knowledge around ceremony structure. Chris has been so refreshingly calm and reassuring, especially in the midst of changing our plans due to COVID. We would recommend him to anyone who is looking to facilitate a truely memorable ceremony whilst capturing the essence of the couple.
Wedding Date: June 27, 2020
At our initial meeting with Chris, my (now) husband and I had very few ideas about how to even have a wedding ceremony. Chris went through the “typical” process of the wedding ceremony and opened our eyes to a wide range of ideas we could incorporate into our own ceremony.
Most importantly for my husband and I, Chris was warm, friendly and open. He got to know us, our story, our families and our values. He listened to our (few) ideas and gave us examples on how we could build our ceremony to reflect our family values, and what we wanted out of a ceremony.
Chris was patient and helped us develop our ceremony, directed both of our families through a rehearsal, and made our wedding guests feel welcome and a part of our family on our wedding day. We got so many compliments from our family and friends about his celebrant-style - they said he was funny, a great spirit and made our ceremony full of meaning. People raved about how Chris personalized the ceremony with our story (my husband and I) and this was also my favourite part of the ceremony.
Chris also generously MC’d/directed our guests at our reception. He went out of his way and worked with our vendors and our families to make sure everything flowed smoothly and it was with his expertise that our day did flow so well.
If you are after a ceremony full of meaningful symbolism and personal touches tied in with some humour, definitely get in touch with Chris.
We are so happy and proud of our day, it reflected so much of us and our families and it was very much because of Chris’s way with words and his gift of listening.
Dane & Duncan
Wedding Date: December 14, 2019
Chris was the celebrant for our wedding in October and we would recommend him without hesitation.
Chris has a wealth of experience and brought so many ideas to our meetings (which he kindly conducted over Skype as we’re based overseas). We weren’t exactly sure what we wanted at the beginning, but after a comprehensive first meeting with Chris our ideas began to take shape. Chris was completely objective and was happy to go with whatever we decided.
We were so happy with how the ceremony turned out. Chris has a commanding presence (which is good for the operational side of the ceremony), but he has a very warm, friendly personality with a great sense of humour. So many of our guests remarked on what a fantastic job he did. My husband and I felt that Chris had everything organised and under control so we didn’t have worry about the running of the ceremony, we could just focus on getting married! He also has great attention to detail, making sure he was dressed in complimentary colours, arranging our wedding certificate to be printed on ivory craft paper with a nice bow, and he printed our vows/intentions to accompany the certificate which is so lovely to have as a memento.
Thank you so much, Chris, you were the perfect celebrant!
Jo and Josh
Wedding Date: October 5, 2019
Chris hardly needs any more reviews looking at his profile on here as it says it all really, however I echo all the comments on this page about Chris as a celebrant and MC. He does this job entirely for the love of it and that shows through from the moment you meet him. We contacted Chris after a family friend said we must use his services - there is nobody better in this industry and it was the best decision I made. So many people said to us they thought Chris was a relative or friend of ours as it seemed he knew us so well - and he did give us many hours over the year in the lead up to get to know us and it really showed. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for what was a class act from start to finish. Ben and Jess Tiley.
Wedding Date: November 16, 2019
If there were more than 5 stars available, i would be using them because Chris was OUTSTANDING.
preparations and communication prior to the wedding were detailed and prepared. It’s tricky to know what you need in a celebrant unless you have been to a lot of weddings before, Chris came with all the knowledge and the options to help us create a ceremony that was truly “us”.
During the ceremony there were points I thought my now-husband had given him quotes to say, they were so perfect! but no it was all Chris. He kept our crowd of around 100 engaged the entire ceremony, broke the ice with humor when it was appropriate, and delivered an emotional and heartfelt message at just the right times.
So many comments from friends and family about his delivery, so impressed and would recommend to anyone.
Wedding Date: July 20, 2019
We saw Chris in action at a wedding my husband (hehe) was a groomsman for and we knew he’d be the one for us when the time came.
He’s very organized and his attention to detail and the portrayal and delivery of our personal information and love story really made the event personal. He has extensive wardrobe, wares and ideas to suit any theme or genre celebration and lots of patience and time for everyone needing to be involved.
Humor is big on the list, and he is very good with people - my lot are hard to herd so we were very impressed.
Nothing but positive comments came from our guests and I will reccomend Chris to anyone searching for a great celebrant and mc.
Wedding Date: May 4, 2019
Chris Mullane was an absolutely exceptional celebrant. In the lead up to the wedding he spent hours on skype with us crafting the perfect ceremony. I loved the way he incorporated personal stories, humour and fun into our ceremony. Chris had brilliant ideas for making the ceremony unique and the guests loved all of the extra touches.
After the wedding we had countless people saying that was the best ceremony they had been too. Thanks for making the day run smoothly Chris, we felt relaxed and at ease because of all your hard work.
Wedding Date: April 13, 2019
I first learnt about Chris from one of my best friends weddings recently in September. I was blown away by his manner, enthusiasm, professionalism and just how unique the ceremony was. I made a mental note then that Chris would be the celebrant to recommend to my friends and family. Chris was absolutely incredible at my brothers wedding, he and his wife were so pleased to have engaged his services. I’d particularly like to highlight that Chris was excellent with language and cultural barriers, he was particularly sensitive and went above and beyond to ensure the bride and groom felt comfortable on their big day. Chris’ approach to ceremonies is unique and totally individual, with a wealth of information and suggestions supplied for the bride and groom to then select. This made the process particularly smooth and enjoyable for those who perhaps didn’t quite ‘know’ what was entailed or what their style was. On behalf of the bride and groom, we can’t quite thank you enough! Thank you, Chris!!
Wedding Date: February 5, 2019
Chris is seriously the best celebrant ever and everyone at our wedding says so! I had first seen him in action at a friend’s wedding and from that moment, I knew he would be the celebrant to marry me and my future husband. We also hired him to be the MC at our wedding - one of the best decisions we have made for our wedding.
Everyone at our wedding could not stop raving about him and kept asking us where we found him. They all thought he was a close family friend because he was so personable. Those who know of other friends getting married wanted his details so they can recommend him to them.
Chris is highly professional and experienced, very thorough and detailed and he is knowledgeable in different traditions and customs from different countries, etc. He has plenty of ideas and prepares every detail you can imagine right down to a tee, so you will never need to worry about what to do on your big day.
His service is top-notched and has such an amazing sense of humour. He created a very relaxed and joyful atmosphere - not a single awkward, crickets-chirping moment. The entire day and evening flowed perfectly and within schedule - much to everyone’s delight.
My husband and I highly recommends him - you will not be disappointed and it will be one of the best decisions you make for your wedding!
Wedding Date: October 21, 2018
Chris was absolutely amazing! He was celebrant and mc at our wedding and made the day !
It was fun…he captured who we are perfectly and kept our guests entertained throughout the evening
Highly highly recommend
Wedding Date: September 23, 2018
Our wedding was perfect! Guests commented on how easily they enjoyed themselves and how relaxed the groom and I were. We had a delightful time planning our wedding, and it is due to trusting the experts who were part of our day - Chris is one of them.
Chris was our celebrant and MC. Our ceremony was put together from a range of suggestions Chris provided, tied in with a few of our own ideas. As MC Chris kept everything running smoothly, not a thing went wrong, and everyone was entertained the whole time. Before the end of the night at least two people wanted to book him for their weddings and they don’t even have a date yet!
If you choose Chris as your celebrant and MC you can be confident that all will go well and you will have a ceremony crafted to perfectly express your love and commitment to each other.
Wedding Date: July 21, 2018
Within a few minutes of meeting Chris, we felt at ease. A great weight had been lifted off our shoulders, for we knew we had found someone that would make our day memorable. Thank you Chris for making our wedding day intimate and special. Every moment of the day was a delightful balance between humor, romance and a touch of tears. You captured our journey together and made it a beautiful masterpiece. It was amazing how you included our guests and made them feel part of our memorable day. Chris, you are an outstanding celebrant. Thank you! Caryn and Christoff
Wedding Date: December 16, 2017
Chris, you made our ceremony so special. Jayson and I are so grateful! The way in which you made the whole Wedding Party and guests feel totally integrated was wonderful. ✨Everyone had so much fun and enjoyed your ceremony immensely. Your humour and attention to detail was astounding. Nice touch mentioning the pets and we also loved your white book with the ribbon matching the bridesmaids dresses. You were so well prepared and you looked very well dressed! Everyone thought you were awesome and absolutely loved your words. We have so many friends who will no doubt be calling us for your details. You were the perfect choice Chris. You are a very genuine gentleman, Jayson and I are eternally grateful✨Thank you, thank you, thank you ✨
Wedding Date: April 28, 2018
Chris you are a star! Everyone loved you and wanted your contact details!
From the very thorough first meeting, detailing all the finer points, through to your easy/relaxed rehearsal… you made us all feel very reassured, upbeat and excited!
The actual day though..oh my goodness Chris, you created such a wonderful mood with your heartfelt, funny service. You were truly outstanding.
Thank you also for battling the storm to Waiheke. Even the fact that you caught an earlier ferry just in case there were cancellations. You just went the extra mile all day Chris. Honestly, we were so blessed and privileged to have had you as Jayson and Sacha’s Celebrant. You were the best ....and I speak for everyone that joined us on Saturday…it was a perfect celebration.
You were simply outstanding.
Wedding Date: April 28, 2018
My husband and I decided to meet Chris after he was recommending by a family member. From our initial contact and meeting, we felt completely comfortable and assured that Chris would do an excellent job as both our Celebrant and MC. He made sure to get to know us as people and also found out what was important to us.
Chris supported us with a lot of information along the way and gave us ideas on how to make our wedding extremely memorable - from the mothers having an entrance to involving the family dogs to a beautiful box that is to be opened later in time to involving our guests in many different ways. Our friends still mention how much they enjoyed our wedding (even though our ceremony did run quite long).
Chris always presented himself well and on the day even dressed to match our theme. We really appreciated this.
For us, one of the best parts about Chris was that he understood our sense of humour and that he could work with it. We had many laughs throughout the ceremony as well as the reception.
Our ceremony and reception were both beautifully done and we really appreciate all of Chris’ hard work and would definitely recommend him.
Thank you for making our day such a special one.
Ayesha & Nick
Wedding Date: March 3, 2017
Chris was above and beyond expectation as our celebrant. Spending time with us initially to plan the ceremony, he had an amazing array of thought starters and suggestions for us, while at the same time giving us complete freedom to build the ceremony we wanted. We felt extremely at ease on the day thanks to his professionalism and guidance through it all. He engaged our guests and really injected a celebratory upbeat atmosphere to proceedings which was exactly what we wanted. We had so many compliments from our guests about you that I know they enjoyed it too I would highly recommend Chris if you want a professional, engaging celebrant.
Wedding Date: February 18, 2017
Chris was a fantastic celebrant, cool, calm and funny. Very professional and made the whole ceremony go with ease.
All guest commented on what a great celebrant he was, funny but still with sentiment,
Bruce and Irene
Wedding Date: April 15, 2017
Chris was amazing. Everything we asked for he did and he had some great ideas for us too. Made it a fun and lovely ceremony which is exactly what we asked for.
Wedding Date: March 2, 2017
Honestly do I start with Chris?
Firstly - he’s a wonderful person. Truly, you can take our word for it.
We met with him with very little ideas about how to even have a wedding ceremony and he warmly and amaciably took us through the whole process. Working with us patiently to work out the vibe we wanted for our wedding (and what we didnt want) and talked us through the plethora of small ceremonial things we could do throughout if we chose to.
The amount of information he gives you for every step of the way can be daunting but its worth it because his ideas and advice are like gold.
On the day we had so many compliments from family and friends about his style of celebrancy and all the small interesting details he helped us to add which gave it all so much fun and interest. Everyone was gushing about how it was one of the best wedding ceremonies they been to and honestly it was very much up to Chris’ expertise.
I can’t recommend him enough. He walks the fine line of professional and someone-you’ve-known-forever with such incredible ease.
Wedding Date: January 13, 2017
We chose Chris from this website because of all these wonderful reviews, he did not disappoint!
Chris was always happy to meet up or speak on the phone if needed. He was great at the ceremony, very professional and relaxed!
Chris had a lot of ideas for the ceremony but unfortunately for him I wanted to have a short and sweet ceremony, so my only advice stick to your guns if you want a simple ceremony. BUT his ideas are pretty creative and if you need that extra help on what you can do to make your ceremony stand out then Chris is a fountain of ideas.
Thank you Chris you were very helpful to me! My guest had only good things to say about you and you even got a few laughs out of everyone.
p.s looking very sharp in our photos
Wedding Date: December 3, 2016
It was Easter Sunday. Jenny and I arrived early at our sister in-law’s home to prepare for our wedding in Whitby, a suburb of Wellington. We were excited at the prospect of family and close friends meeting for a small, intimate wedding. The weather was fine.
It was a few months previous that er had met up with Chris to talk through our requirements. His manner and thoroughness impressed us. He walked through the various stages of the ceremony and he provided options and got to know our wishes in a gentle, purposeful way. After a few Skype meetings and emails we quickly settled on the detail and we were confident all would go well.
After setting up the garden and prior to Jenny getting ready, Chris arrived in time for him to assess the setting and also to quickly run through the ceremony.
He gave us every confidence with his calm and organised approach.
Guests arrived and before we knew it the ceremony commenced. Chris led a wonderful, informal yet formal, ordered yet relaxed, good humored yet solemn wedding experience.
We felt relaxed and loved Chris’ manner as he not only led the ceremony, but also managed the events after the wedding.
Chris was an excellent choice as a celebrant and we would highly recommend him to others.
We had a perfect day following our 13 years of being together. Laughter, sunshine and a day to remember Thanks Chris.
Wedding Date: March 27, 2016
Shaun and I just wanted to say how amazing you were as a celebrant for our wedding. We had people coming up to us, and more importantly my parents, saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to. You delivered a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. We are so proud of our day and happy that you were a part of it.
You met with us as many times as we wanted. You were professional, thoughtful, generous, kind and we wouldn’t have had such an amazing day without you there.
You went out of your way to be the most incredible host. As our MC & Celebrant you worked tirelessly with the; staff at the venue, the people attending our venue and continued to be creative and hospitable throughout the evening.
I really am unsure what else to say apart from thank you.
You are an amazing human!!!!!!
Thank you so much.
Alicia & Shaun
Wedding Date: January 16, 2016
Chris was recommended to us by our wedding venue and what a pleasure it was to have him at our wedding.
From day one Chris went out of his way to ensure we were happy with our choices. He was exactly what we had hoped for in a celebrant. Chris listened to our ideas, made some wonderful suggestions and was very supportive leading up to our wedding. He helped us make our ceremony exactly what we had imagined it to be. Calm, relaxed and enjoyable.
You were truely amazing Chris, Thank you!
Stacey and Josh
Wedding Date: January 18, 2016
We chose Chris as our celebrant after witnessing him marry our friends. We knew he was the one for us as he oozed confidence and enthusiasm and made the usual cliche nuptials meaningful and so much fun.
Chris met with us on three occasions to dig deep to find out the juicy details of how we met and what made our relationship so strong. Chris provided us with many ideas and considered aspects that we wished to have included.
Chris’s research of who we were enabled a ceremony that included our family and friends in which many said that it was the best ceremony they had witnessed. Chris uses a lot of humour and has a strong and clear voice that is well projected. He has a wide range of suits in his wardrobe that he even asks you for your preference.
We would 100% recommend Chris to friends and to those who are thinking of getting married. Chris is a must for your wedding.
Wedding Date: January 16, 2015
Chris is a fantastic celebrant. From our initial meeting Chris was easy to talk with and he had a number of ideas and different ceremony options that he then allowed us to mould into a ceremony that was exactly what we were after. We had a smaller size wedding and Chris made the ceremony flow so naturally and incorporated the entire group so well. A lot of our guests commented on his professional delivery and his ability to blend into our group so easily.
Highly recommend Chris!
Will and Bridie
Wedding Date: December 18, 2015
Chris is truly amazing. Kind, warm, sincere, really investing himself in his role at the wedding. Very diligent and thorough, 100% reliable. He is the best we could imagine - formal but not too formal, humorous but with just perfect balance of elegance and class to it. Perfectly presented, so elegantly dressed. Great articulation and voice too. You feel that he truly cares. Thank you so much Chris, we really were lucky to have you as our celebrant.
Wedding Date: October 24, 2015
Chris was absolutely perfect. He made our day run extremely smoothly.
All of our guests commented on how brilliant he was.
Thank you so much for making our day special and very “us”.
Wedding Date: November 21, 2015
Chris came highly recommended and he exceeded all our expectations. It was a joy working with him. He gave us amazing ideas for our ceremony and made the day very special. He was very professional and thorough. He was also the MC for our reception and did an excellent job.
Wedding Date: August 22, 2015
I think everyone else who have left a review for Mr Mullane pretty much summed up what we wanted to say about him. He is kind; respectable; professional; responsive and takes major responsibility beyond what we have asked for. I have recommended Mr Mullane to be the celebrant of my other friend’s wedding and will recommend him to anyone. Mr Mullane is so much more than a celebrant and was a joy to have him at the wedding and talking to him before and after. He will give you full attention and will make sure you get what you want out of a wedding but also gives a great character from himself. It was an honor to have Mr Mullane as our celebrant and was a pleasure meeting him in person. Lastly Mr Mullane is very knowledgeable in different cultures so he is suitable in every types of weddings.
Wedding Date: August 30, 2015
Chris was the absolute best wedding celebrant we could have asked for!!! : )
We actually didn’t know what look for in a wedding celebrant, but were impressed by the reviews for Chris so we got in touch over skype and went from there.
Wow- from the first conversation we knew that we wanted Chris to be our celebrant! He was just so down to earth and relaxed, but absolutely professional, and led us through the whole wedding process from start to finish. He explained not only the legal requirements of the ceremony, but also provided many other examples of personal additions to make the ceremony our own unique celebration. We met with him over coffee about 3 or 4 times before the wedding to make sure that our plan was perfect, and it was like catching up with an old friend!
We also ended up choosing Chris to MC our wedding reception, and the guests loved his humour and direction - he ensured that everything ran so smoothly and he just made the whole day a breeze. We had many compliments on Chris as our MC and still do til this day.
We really loved having Chris involved in our day, he was the BEST celebrant we could have asked for.
Thanks so much Chris!! Love from Simon and Katie : )
Wedding Date: April 11, 2015
Chris is a FANTASTIC Celebrant and MC!!
Chris’s unique style & delivery made our wedding ceremony & wedding reception a wonderful experience for both us (bride & groom) and all our family & guests. We’ve had comments from our friends that our wedding was the best they had been to, and we have Chris to thank for that!
With Chris you will get a ceremony that’s very special, & uniquely tailored, you won’t get generic same old same old here. I’d have to say that from all the weddings we have been to, I have never seen a celebrant who is this good!
Chris met with us for a few drinks & a chat in a relaxed environment of our choice where he got to know us & us to know him. Chris really understood who we are, & the kind of style we wanted from our ceremony. Chris offered us such enthusiasm & fantastic ideas, without his input, our wedding ceremony would never have been such fun. I was terribly nervous the morning of our wedding, but as soon as we saw Chris things were calm & we had such a blast getting married I forgot all about my nerves! Chris takes control & makes the whole wedding process seamless & smooth on the day.
Chris’s style of delivery is versatile, for us he created a ceremony full of humour, culture, sentiment respect, mirth & quirks & included our unique story. (Chris even dressed the part of a cruise director for us as we were married on a boat). Our ceremony was not just about us, but was inclusive of our family & friends. Chris did not just marry us, he took everyone on a storytelling journey of our love & relationship, it was an extremely special amazing ceremony.
We are so glad we asked Chris to MC at our reception! Chris rose to the challenge as we got married with just 33 close family & friends on a boat. The reception was at a different venue & had about 100 people, so not all these people had been at the wedding ceremony. Chris came up with fantastic ideas on how to make the guests that hadn’t been at the wedding ceremony feel included, almost as if they had been at our wedding ceremony. Chris also did a fantastic job of revving up the crowd, so when my husband & I entered the reception venue we felt like rock stars!
Because we asked Chris to MC, the whole 2 venue situation was a success. Chris’s MC mastery created a harmony between our ceremony & reception.
If you are looking for a celebrant and or MC, I highly recommend Chris Mullane. I truly don’t think they come better than Chris in terms of professionalism, dedication, presentation, uniqueness & down right being a nice guy!
Wedding Date: March 28, 2015
Chris demonstrated his professionalism, personality and expertise from the very first contact we had with him. We chose him as a celebrant for his energy, warmth and clear knowledge of what makes for a successful wedding ceremony.
He cost a bit more than we were quoted by other celebrants but he is worth every penny. For example, throughout the process he made himself available for multiple skype calls, answered numerous emails and provided us with a wealth of information, examples and ideas on which to structure our ceremony. He also attended a rehearsal and never once asked for additional payment for travel costs notwithstanding our venue was a considerable distance from central Auckland.
Chris’ biggest asset is the personality he injects into the ceremony, which a number of our guests commented on. He seems to love what he does and this comes through on the day. Chris was also very clear that he could ‘ad lib’ as much or as little as we desired and was happy to adapt a style that suited us, including his attire.
Finally, Chris’ manner and delivery are impeccable. He comes from an entertainment background and has no issue projecting his voice without the aid of a microphone.
Wedding Date: March 21, 2015
We approached Chris as a possible celebrant for our wedding after reading the many positive reviews about him. Right from our initial contact with Chris we were both very impressed with both his enthusiasm and professionalism. Choosing a celebrant can be tricky, you want someone who not only has the knowledge but also the ability to guide you through the process of crafting a ceremony that is personal to you, offering suggestions and ideas where needed but also taking on board what it is that you want from your ceremony. You want a celebrant that shows a keen and genuine interest in your relationship and can present your ceremony is such a way that it seems as though the celebrant has known the two of you for years. Lastly you want a confident and well organised celebrant that can deliver a professional ceremony on the day, and where appropriate throw in a bit of tasteful and well timed humor. Chris delivers on all of this.
We would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for the very best that a celebrant can offer to your special day.
Wedding Date: January 17, 2015
What an absolute legend. The celebrant is a cornerstone of your wedding celebration, and we do not hesitate in recommending Chris as a celebrant.
Chris engaged our guests, made both myself and my wife feel very comfortable, perfectly tailoring his approach to match the feeling we were trying to create with our wedding, It was evident that Chris has a wealth of experience in presiding over weddings, he centred the wedding around our ideas, providing input and suggestions to enhance our theme.
He proactively took charge in coordinating the wedding ceremony, expertly liaising with venue staff, navigating the guests through the procession, even going as far as helping the photographer to manage the family and friend photos after the ceremony.
Wedding Date: February 14, 2015
We couldn’t have asked for more! Chris perfectly tailored our ceremony to suit us and made us feel so relaxed and at ease - it was absolutely amazing! The first thing we said to each other afterwards was “that was sooo easy!”, and it was!
Not only did Chris write the perfect ceremony, he also delivered the perfect ceremony. He was ALL that our wedding guests could talk about! There was not a dry eye in the crowd - mostly from laughter (my husband Josh and I are far from the soppy, gushy kind of couple, so were extremely assertive in the fact that we didn’t want any “sop” in the ceremony). Chris was also able to project his voice so that all could hear, which meant that the everyone was focused and attentive.
I believe the knowledge and expertise that Chris had to offer is what helped bring everything together. After our initial meeting with him, our minds were a buzz with all the possibilities he had offered of how we could make our ceremony that little bit different. He sent through many different examples for readings, vows, rituals, traditions etc for our review and we gave him plenty of background info about ourselves, which he worked into the ceremony seamlessly.
We highly recommend Chris as a wedding celebrant - to be straight up, he’s experienced, knowledgeable, adaptable, reliable, charismatic, memorable and well presented. 5/5!
Thank you Chris!
Teresa & Josh
Wedding Date: October 24, 2014
I’m not exaggerating when I say that Chris MADE our wedding. He was absolutely perfect in every way and our very own wedding miracle. If you can nab him as your celebrant then do so!
Very stylish and well presented, he was funny and charming and a little bit cheeky and helped us create the perfect ceremony for US. We wanted something spiritual but not religious and he delivered that and more, he was a true expert on incorporating celtic elements into our day and was full of good ideas about how to include our guests in the ceremony in a meaningful and beautiful way.
The planning process was really fun, he made us excited about getting married and we really felt like he put a huge effort into making sure everything was perfect. On the day itself he helped relax everyone and us. All our guests mentioned how wonderful they found the ceremony and how much they enjoyed all the little touches that he had suggested.
Thank you so much Chris!
Wedding Date: December 1, 2014
We were referred to Chris by our Photographer and were so pleased when we met him. Chris listens to what you want and delivers exactly that. We asked for a light hearted ceremony that had humour. Our wedding was a surprise for our guests and Chris suggested he pose as wait staff until we were ready to reveal what was happening and he did just that. People who attended our wedding thought he was absolutely fantastic and gave great praise.
Not only was Chris great at crafting the day just how we wanted it, he also had loads of suggestions for how the ceremony could be presented and made something that could have been very short and unmemorable to an event that was perfectly suited to us with lots of special moments.
Chris is absolutely brilliant and I would highly recommend that anyone searching for a celebrant chose Chris as you I’m certain you won’t regret it.
Wedding Date: November 22, 2014
Our first meetings with Chris were over Skype, and we both thought from the initial meetings that he knew exactly what to do. He listened to all our thought and requirements for the wedding as it was our special day. Chris knew Mudbrick vineyard very well as he had previously married couples there. Not only was this helpful, but we were able to let Chris do what he does best. Chris was not only our celebrant but also our MC. Chris is very understanding to couples wishes and will tailor the wedding to suit you.
On the day before, Chris was very good at going through step by step of how the wedding would run. Our wedding day was very special and Chris was exceptional, he arranged and took charge to ensure nothing went off plan.
Thank you Chris, and we are nearly at our one year anniversary!
Wedding Date: January 25, 2014
When it came to choosing a celebrant, we didn’t know where to start. We found wedding wise and immediately took a liking to Chris, thanks to his glowing reviews. Chris was the only celebrant we spoke with, as from our first skype meeting we knew he was what we were looking for.
Chris crafted our ceremony beautifully, weaving in our personal story with moments of laughter and intimacy. At your first meeting with Chris, you really get a sense that he is trying to learn as much about you as possible, and he quickly finds out what you like and don’t like. He has lots of original ideas as to how to make the ceremony more personalized. He is very professional and a pleasure to work with.
He has a commanding presence which really helped for the ceremony - I have been to weddings where the celebrant is difficult to hear, or is a bit flat. We received many positive comments about Chris from our guests, and he truly helped to make the ceremony the highlight of they day.
I would highly recommend Chris to anyone, one of my friends is already planning to use him for their upcoming wedding.
Wedding Date: March 7, 2014
I would like to highly recommend Chris to all the couples out there who are looking for a celebrant. Seriously you need to look no more.
Being two female perfectionists, JJ and I had high expectations of every aspect of the wedding. Chris did not disappoint us. Actually he exceeded our expectations by far.
Chris is professional, has good sense of humour, confident and charming. Ever since we met we were impressed with him. His enthusiasm, experience and confidence on the job made him exceptional. Chris offered us lots of ideas to suit our individuality. I was carried away. I had no idea wedding ceremonies could be so creative, unique, and fun.
Chris is flexible. He worked really well with our interpreter during the ceremony. Chris has a great manner. He is always very warm and welcoming.
It seems that Chris really cares! Chris made effort to practice pronouncing all the (Chinese) names of our family. He suggested little things to add in to make family and guests feel more involved. He came to see how I was before the ceremony, reassuring me that everyone was being looked after and was having a good time.
At the planning stage we had several meetings, during which Chris patiently spending hours with us going through things. Meeting up with Chris became something we were really looking forward to doing because every meeting was productive, de-stressing, leaving us more confident knowing everything will be taken care of.
A lot of our family and friends had commented on how great our celebrant was. A few said our wedding was the most thoughtful, organized, interesting wedding they have ever been to.
There is still so much I could have shared about Chris. However I think you will just have to contact him and see for yourselves. I was very happy and honored to have Chris as our wedding celebrant; I think you deserve the best too.
Wedding Date: March 1, 2014
We contacted Chris after reading his fabulous reviews here, and he did not disappoint. The choice of celebrant was something important to both me and my now husband, and we could not have been happier.
Chris had many ideas of ways we could personalise the ceremony - some which we loved, and others not to our tastes, but so fantastic to have so many options made available for us to consider. He is charismatic, can control a crowd!, and has a fantastic voice which worked very well at our outdoor wedding. He made us feel relaxed and allowed us to really enjoy the day. He is reliable, punctual, very well presented, and you can trust that your day will go smoothly as he will calmly deal with any issues that arise (such as our sound system having issues just as I pulled up to the ceremony). We have had many of our friends and family comment on how lovely the ceremony was.
We highly recommend Chris to anyone. When you consider how much work he puts in, and that this is really what the wedding is about, you will realise that he is worth every single cent and more.
Thank you again Chris for being part of our special day.
Hugh and Kerri Parris
Wedding Date: March 8, 2014
Chris came highly recommended and did not disappoint!
After meeting him a couple of times over a few cold ones we were very impressed with his professionalism, not to mention his enthusiasm and wealth of suggestions that became welcome additions to our ceremony.
So many of our guests commented on how enjoyable the ceremony was. Chris constructed it in a way to be free flowing, full of laughter and his delivery was outstanding!
We also had Chris as our MC and I cannot emphasize enough how well the day flowed (including the meal service and speeches). His own touches of humor had guests in fits yet there was still a lot of feeling to the whole event. He was basically an extension of the family by the end of the night.
Chris, you’ve been awesome. Thank you so much for making our day special.
Wedding Date: January 8, 2014
Well what can I say, this man is by fay the best!!! Very professional, really friendly and really knows how to entertain an audience. I have been told by my guests that he is by far the best celebrant they have ever come across. I am so thankful to Chris for making my life easy and my special day the best wedding in the world. Thank you so much for everything Chris, YOU ROCK!
Wedding Date: December 21, 2013
Chris is what you expect from an exceptional celebrant. Reliable, professional and with the ability to provide individualised service. He has the ability to mix humour and sincerity in a way that makes the ceremony relaxed, a little spontaneous (when required), and even fun without losing the genuine significance of what is being said.
Family and friends commented to us what a perfect person he was for our day.
Wedding Date: January 17, 2014
Chris was the perfect celebrant for us.
We had a beach wedding. We wanted to involve our guests and looked for someone kind with a touch of humour. Chris had great ideas and a big voice for the beach.
Many of our guests commented on how great the ceremony was and how excellent Chris was.
Our day was perfect, Chris played an important part and we can’t thank him enough.
We recommend Chris highly.
Tim and Han
Wedding Date: January 10, 2014
Tom and I had booked another celebrant, and when things didn’t work out we contacted Chris in a bit of a panic a few weeks before our wedding. I think the universe did us a favour because it was the best thing that could have happened. From the first conversation Tom had with Chris, to our first face to face meeting, there is something very special about Chris that had been missing from our previous experiences. You can tell he genuinely loves what he does, and takes pride in crafting and running an amazing ceremony - even with only a few weeks to do it! He strikes a perfect balance between professionalism and humour, and things couldn’t have been better. We also discovered while applying for our Marriage License that Chris is a member of the New Zealand Council of Druids - so he performed our wedding in full druid regalia, which our guests loved and provided a quirky difference to our day that was very us. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris, both for his stagecraft and speaking skills, but also because he is exactly the kind of warm, organised, lovely person that you want around you on the madness of a wedding day. And make sure you ask for Cristoforix, you won’t be disappointed! Thanks a lot Chris, Happy New Year xx Kath, Tom and Ed
Wedding Date: December 22, 2013
Chris was incredible and both me and my husband Dennis couldn’t have been happier with the day. We first came across Chris at our friend Hilary and Terrence’s wedding where he was their celebrant. Chris was funny, personal, charismatic and had a control and projective voice which was important to us. From our few coffee meetings with him, he created a funny, memorable story that was personal to us and incorporated everything that was important to us. He has so many ideas that will make this process very simple for any couple.
He is reliable and punctual and just trust that your day will go smoothly because it did for us. And I had so many friend’s comment on how great he was also.
Thank you again Chris for being part of our special day.
We would highly recommend Chris to anyone.
Wedding Date: March 8, 2013
We had a great wedding thanks to Chris! Chris is very well organised. We had meetings months ahead to discuss what we like our ceremony to be like. Chris provided us with so many great ideas, and we were also very impressed by his attention to detail. In the end we opted for simplicity, and he worked with us to craft a unique wedding the way we had dreamed.
The wedding day went well! There were a few hiccups from us, the groom and bride, as we were a little bit nervous but Chris made everything appear so smooth with his great sense of humour! He was also the MC for the day, and did a wonderful job in making sure the day went according to the schedule we had planned. I am quite sure the guests were impressed as they cannot stop commenting on how professional and humorous our celebrant is!
We definitely recommend Chris!
Wedding Date: November 17, 2013
I met with a few celebrant before Chris, and I was surprised that every single one of them just had generic templates to read in ceremonies. Nothing personalised except for the bride and groom names.
I wanted my ceremony to be personalised, unique and wanted it to be ours. All the wedding ceremonies I’ve attended in the past I found boring and couldn’t wait for them to end. I did not want the same for my wedding ceremony.
Chris was amazing, he sat and listened to our story and we emailed him a written version. Our ceremony turned out to be the best part of the wedding. There were many laughs and the guests had so much positive feedback about the ceremony and specially about our celebrant.
Even though he was the most expensive one from the celebrants I contacted, he was worth every cent.
Wedding Date: October 27, 2013
Our friend who’s a videographer recommended Chris to us, as he was the only celebrant he remembered after attending many many weddings.
We have met few celebrants recommended to us, but without doubt, Chris = the BEST celebrant we have come acorss. Having Chris to be our celebrant and MC was definitely the easiest and the best choice we’ve made.
When we first met Chris, he provided us with a great deal of ideas and he was very professional, listened to our needs and planned the service with us.
Chris is really respecful of other cultures, has a good sense of humur, attention to details, flexible and he will go the extra mile to make your day truely special.
As a MC, he is entertaining, easy to listen to, he also helped us tremendously by making sure the evening runs smoothly.
With Chris being the celebrant and MC for the day, we didn’t need to worry about the little details, he had it all under control
We would highly recommend Chris as a celebrant, Mc or both. He truely made our day special : )
Thank you Chris !!!!!!!!!
Wedding Date: March 17, 2013
Chris, choosing you as our celebrant and MC was possibly the best decision we made regarding our wedding - you were perfect and our guests loved you. As two women having what was quite a formal and traditional wedding, you made the whole thing authentic, sincere and lots of fun.
We had a range of diverse guests, as well as our families, and you brought them all together with your humour, warmth and thoughtfulness. You were supremely professional, and had lots of ideas which we were able to shape into a ceremony that was relaxed and very moving.
It’s very apparent to us that you love what you do and that you take the time to understand the uniqueness of every couple you work with.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone but especially to any lesbian or gay couples looking to get married. You are a very special person who we appreciate having had the opportunity to meet.
Wedding Date: March 31, 2013
Just found this website on the eve of the anniversary of our New Zealand wedding celebrations.
Chris was absolutely superb and we would not hesitate in recommending his services.
We live in the UK but this wasn’t a problem at all, we corresponded by email and Skype with Chris.
Then when we arrived in NZ, the detailed planning and ideas that Chris did were amazing, he was so thoughtful with ideas to make our ceremony special.
Wedding Date: April 4, 2009
Chris was fantastic, we had him as a celebrant and an MC. He was so much help prior to the wedding with so many great ideas and really helped us achieve what we wanted in our ceremony including a bit of Chinese culture in there as well from my heritage.
As an MC he controlled the night better than i could have ever expected. we were running late so had to change the program but Chris did it all for us and the night went on smoothly. Everyone loved him and thought he was great and made all our guests smile and laugh.
Would highly recommend him!!!!
Wedding Date: 16 November 2012
chris is awesome, enough said if i got marries again i would defiantly have chris very funny and all our guests loved him, trsut me hes good very good, maybe too good, haha enjoy guys
Wedding Date: 9/2/13
After reading all the glowing reviews we were excited to have Chris as our celebrant, and upon our first meeting with him we immediately booked him to be our MC as well, as we were really impressed with him.
Then I’m not sure what happened - maybe he took on too much work in the weeks leading up to our wedding, or had personal problems happening at the time, but after the initial meeting we didn’t hear much from him, I sent multiple emails with no reply.
In the end he only got the ‘first draft’ to us the day before the rehearsal - two days before the wedding. There was a lot we wanted to change in it and found this added a lot of unnecessary extra stress to an already hectic time.
During the wedding rehearsal, Chris called both myself and my husband by the wrong names, which he also did on the wedding day. Several times!!
On the day he was very good at organising the crowd/introducing speeches… but the embarrassment of both myself and my husband being called completely different names and only seeing the ‘first draft’ of the entire ceremony less than 48 hours before the wedding put a lot of stress on us and made the whole thing feel very rushed and last minute - despite the fact that we booked him 10 months in advance!! We definitely didn’t get the ‘personal touch’ service that he promises.
Guests are still commenting about him…
Wedding Date: January 12, 2013
Reply from Chris Mullane
March 21, 2014
It is disappointing to hear how Katy feels about her wedding and I apologise for any way that I may have contributed to the outcome. However, a review of Katy’s client file shows quite a different picture from the one she has posted. Katy first contacted me on 17 March 2012 and, as she and James lived in London, I suggested we schedule a Skype call to introduce ourselves and explore possible ideas that could suit the style of wedding they had in mind. On 28 March they decided to make a firm booking without an initial Skype interview. Over the next six months I sent a number of emails requesting a Skype call to start the planning process but I received no replies. On 20 September I sent a further request for a Skype call and Katy’s reply advised me they were now back in NZ. On 29 September we got to meet at last and on 30 September I emailed examples and ideas relating to our discussions at the initial meeting. Over the next six weeks there was no response to the ideas and examples and then in early December they sent a few initial inputs. It was now the height of the wedding season. On 20 December Katy requested a further meeting but I was away doing weddings outside Auckland and with only intermittent access to emails. We made phone contact on 28 December and met on 30 December. I provided a written list of their inputs still to come and emphasised that preparation time for their 12 January wedding was now very short and I had other weddings in various parts of the country. Further inputs and amendments arrived in a series of emails during the first week of January but I was not back in Auckland with access to emails until 9 January. The draft of their ceremony and reception plan was sent to them overnight 9/10 January. Contrary to Katy’s statement there were very few changes requested to the first draft. If I called Katy and James by different names, I apologize for any embarrassment caused. It was certainly not during their actual ceremony as I always work from a written script in which the Bride’s & Groom’s names are carefully highlighted.
Chris has done an absolutely superb job for us, we had such a stress free, relaxed day that we were able to fully enjoy and not worry about a thing.
Chris is the best of the best, one of a kind, and the only person I can ever entrust to hold a very important event for me. I am very controlling and excessively organised, and Chris by far is the Only person on this planet whom I completely trust and can rely on when it comes to the very important events.
We had seen Chris’s work a couple times before our wedding but he even exceeded our expectations then, the job that he has done for us is beyond excellent!!!!! If you are looking for a reliable MC, Chris Mullane is simply the best!!!!
Andrew & Yana
Wedding Date: January 19, 2013
Chris brought a reassuring warm, confident and polished presence. He showed dignity and humour, so that the wedding party relaxed and lived the magic of the those special moments. Chris also ensured that guests participated and felt included in the ceremony.
It was a wonderful day and I can strongly recommend Chris Mullane as your celebrant.
Wedding Date: November 9, 2012
Thank you so much for conducting our civil union. Everyone has raved about how personal, fun and sincere you made the ceremony and they have all been enquiring how we managed to find you. We both loved the way that you personalised the ceremony on the day and are grateful for how attentive and helpful you have been all throughout the planning process.
We will certainly send you some of the photos as soon as we get them from the photographers.
Good luck with the rest of your ceremonies during the busy season.
All the best and if you are ever in Australia, we’d love for you to get in touch.
Wedding Date: January 8, 2013
Chris is a fantastic celebrant, me and my wife are so lucky to have him on our wedding, all my friends and families thought he is excellence.
We are very pleased to recommend him to anyone as a celebrant.
Wedding Date: November 18, 2012
Chris is an absolute master at weddings and receptions.
He made the day run effortlessley and the lead up was an absolute pleasure.
Chris gently suggested ideas to suit our situation and listened carefully to what we wanted. He then stitched it all together to make it seamless and a wonderful day we will never forget.
There was no stress or worries and we could just concentrate on each other and enjoy the day.
He makes the ceremony fit the couple so well with personal touches and reflections that make it unique. Chris even wrote a personal poem which he used at the reception.
He has an amazing rapport with the guests and uses humour to put everyone at ease but all time being totally professional.
We could not give a higher recommendation if you want to have a special occasion then Chris is your man.
Wedding Date: November 17, 2012
I first met Chris Mullane while photographing at a wedding that he was the celebrant for, I was instantly impressed by him and knew I had to have him at my own wedding.
Chris was sensational, we can honesty say the day wouldn’t have been as huge of a success had he not been the celebrant. Chris made the whole planning process with him enjoyable and stress free, he took time out to meet our family and children and we felt he really connected with us during the ceremony.
The wedding rehearsal was fantastic as Chris took control of our excitable wedding party and really made us feel relaxed about our big day.
Chris we just can’t thank you enough really, you looked the part, everyone said how fantastic our celebrant was! Thank you thank you thank you, look no further for your wedding celebrant, he’s your man!
Wedding Date: November 10, 2012
Chris was a fantastic celebrant for us.
Chris made sure our wedding ceremony was personal and meaningful to us, while also using his experience to guide us really well with ideas and suggestions for the ceremony. He did this in a way that meant we never lost our own vision, but rather he weaved it in.
He did a lot of work to make the ceremony fit what we wanted, he made us feel relaxed on the day, made sure the ceremony ran smoothly and we really loved all of it.
His experience was really valuable in putting it all together and a lot of our friends and family have commented on how good he was as a celebrant – funny, charismatic, and a great speaker.
Wedding Date: November 9, 2012
We hired Chris as our marriage celebrant and MC for the wedding reception. I doubt I can find a person who can do a better job than Chris.
He met with us a few times before the wedding, gave us a wealth of ideas to consider for the ceremony and also took time to understand our family, background and our story as a couple in order to make our ceremony special.
As the MC, Chris had managed the event, liaised with the caterers/photographers and kept our family and guests entertained with his great sense of humour.
I do not hesitate to recommend Chris to any future bride and groom. He will make your wedding truly memorable and you will look back to your wedding day with a smile on your face.
Wedding Date: October 26, 2012
Chris Mullane, was introduced to us by Tracey at the Wharf. My bride, Kate wanted to have a fine male celebrant for our weding. We met a few times at a cafe in devonport. After a few meeting time, you will instantly sence his professionalism, flexibility, presentation and knowledgable. My family and bride’s family mentionede how great Chris was after the wedding ceremony. I was so proud to have him for my wedding. So you will feel the same once you appoint him for your ceremony. Thank you Chris and hope you all the best.
Kate and Sam
Wedding Date: April 14, 2012
Chris was both our celebrant and our MC and he made a major contribution to the success of our wedding. Thanks to Chris, we could completely relax on the day and not to worry about a thing as - Chris took care of everything. And it all went just perfect! We have had many guests commenting on how great Chris was.
He has many wonderful ceremony ideas - great for somebody who doesn’t know where to start from or needs somebody to take care of everything, but at the same time he will help you make it as personal as possible by asking all the questions about you etc. The amount of your involvement and input depends on you, and Chris will take on board all your wishes and ideas.
My husband and I we were absolutely happy with the service provided by Chris and highly recommend him both as a celebrant and MC.
Wedding Date: 23 December 2011
What an amazing day yesterday was for Amenda and myself. You played a large part by including our families and friends in the ceremony. We were so happy with how the ceremony went, it was everything we thought and hoped it would be after our initial meeting with you, so thank you very much.
Wedding Date: November 19, 2011
Chris did an amazing job with our ceremony. He listened to exactly what we wanted but also had alot of great suggestions. He guided us through the wedding ceremony process exceptionally well as we both had no idea what we wanted when we first met him. We had so many of our guests comment on how much they enjoyed our ceremony through the way it was conducted. It made them feel as though they could relax and enjoy our day with us. I would highly recommend Chris, he did a fantastic job!
Wedding Date: February 18, 2012
Chris was recommended to us by someone who was just a guest at a wedding he had conducted, so we thought if the guests liked him then he must be good ! He did not disappoint and from the very first meeting to the big day itself, he listened to what WE wanted but still made suggestions that we hadn’t even thought of.
I would not hesitate to recommend Chris.
Wedding Date: February 12, 2012
Thank you SO very much Chris for the amazing Ceremony. Chris was able to work with my groom and I even though we were in Nanaimo, Canada. We were able to Skype and connect with Chris and he was able to get a fantastic sense of our personalities and what we are looking for in a wedding. He was able to capture all the serious moments when needed but other than that he fulfilled our hopes to have an entertaining yet touching ceremony. Chris wrote a story of Nick and I and how we met and read it during the ceremony. It was a fantastic piece to our ceremony and allowed those who live away from us to understand how we became one. Chris attend our wedding ceremony practice run and took charge which was fantastic because we were lost. With his expertise he was able to direct us to where to stand, how to walk down the isle, and what to say when. He was even able to direct us during the ceremony is ways that our guests would have never of known.
Thank you Chris for your professionalism and expertise. I would recommend you to any one that is getting married.
Wedding Date: March 11, 2012
Chris did a great job, he was just what we were looking for. He tailored the ceremony perfectly and made the whole thing so easy. If you want your celebration to be memorable this is the man for you
Wedding Date: February 12, 2012
Thanks to Chris we had a unique, beautiful and intimate ceremony, exactly like Bevan and I had hoped for!
Chris was professional, resourceful with a great sense of humour. Our guests as well as us enjoyed his light hearted manner.
Thank you Chris!
Hanie & Bevan Yee
Wedding Date: March 3, 2012
Chris is full of ideas, wisdom and confidence.
He helped us create a unique and special ceremony, it perfectly complimented our personalities and I would recommend Chris to any couple intending to get married.
Wedding Date: March 17, 2012
Aaron and I could not have asked for a more professional and caring celebrant to be involved in our wedding. From the first time we met him, he had our best interests at heart and was so patient with helping us create the mood and flow of our day, even beyond the ceremony itself. Chris has so much experience and his confidence and humor had our guests feeling very relaxed and relaxed that made our day a breeze.
Chris, Aaron and I can’t thank you enough.
Wedding Date: March 10, 2012
Chris - thank you so much for working with us to craft a perfect reflection of us! Every little part of the ceremony had authenticity, integrity… and a beautiful lightness to it.
Wedding Date: January 13, 2012
A*Plus!! We were looking for a slightly different Wedding without any religious undertones and Chris created the PERFECT ceremony for us, we wouldn’t change a thing ! As a couple from the UK marrying in NZ we feel very very lucky that we found Chris through the internet. We first had a chat with Chris through Skype and we knew straight away that he was the one for us and we were right ! Chris really goes out of his way to get to know you as a couple and to tailor the day to the ‘feel’ that you want to create be it religious, spiritual or just a plain civil ceremony with no frills Chris would deliver a first class service that would make your day. His communication is excellent, even from overseas we never doubted for a minute that we would get the service that we wanted, we had so many comments from our guests about Chris and it being the best Wedding they have ever been to !! Chris put the finishing touches to our Wedding without interfering at all, he is full of character and we wouldn’t change a thing. If you are looking for something slightly different with big meaning, Chris is your man !
Wedding Date: February 10, 2012
We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the amazing job you did as our celebrant… our wedding day was everything we hoped it would be, and that started with the wonderful ceremony you conducted.
You were warm, welcoming, funny and serious in all the right places … and it goes without saying completely confident and professional. We also appreciated you going the extra mile by sticking around afterwards and rounding people up for our group photos.
Choosing you as our celebrant was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding, and we will be recommending you to friends (although most have already seen for themselves how good you are!)
Wedding Date: January 14, 2012
Chris helped to ensure that we had a fantastic wedding. His assured but relaxed manner struck just the right balance that suited our big day.
He provided us with a real sense that everything was under control. From initial meetings over Skype right through to the day itself, things went really smoothly.
One of his real strengths was suggesting new ideas to weave into the ceremony. We chose to have a wine ceremony which we had lots of positive comments about.
Chris was a really good celebrant and we would recommend him to anyone.
Wedding Date: March 3, 2012
We can not say enough good things about Chris. To put it simply, he was absolutely amazing and we would not hesitate to sing his praises as an incredibly brilliant celebrant and MC.
Chris put a lot of effort into working with us, getting to know us and producing a really personal and beautiful ceremony. He took care of everything at the venue on the day and I felt completely at ease that everything would run smoothly and my husband and I could just relax and enjoy the day without any drama. Chris also stayed on to MC our reception and again did a phenomenal job, making sure everything ran smoothly and keeping our guests laughing and entertained. We had SO MANY comments from all of our guests about Chris; about how lovely the ceremony was (we had quite a few criers – including me!), how well everything ran at the reception and how much they enjoyed talking to him afterwards. We know that Chris was an integral part of our perfect day, and we just can’t thank him enough. Thank you Chris!
Wedding Date: April 5, 2012
Chris is the most amazing celebrant & MC! He made our day stress free and fun. Chris took the time to understand what we want and made a personalised ceremony, which was very special.
Thank you so much Chris!
Wedding Date: February 4, 2012
We were over the moon with Chris’ presentation on the day of our Wedding. We were very set on having a relaxed feeling ceremony, so that our guests all felt a part of our special day. Chris really delivered with this!
We’ve had such good feedback from many of our guests including those who are due to be married later this year very keen to get Chris’ expertise for their own wedding day.
We highly recommend Chris.
Wedding Date: January 28, 2012
Chris is an absolutely amazing celebrant! You can tell that he truely enjoys weddings and he does all he can to tailor each ceremony uniquely to the style and taste of the couple.
Chris was friendly, enthusiastic, experienced and extremely helpful. Chris worked with us right from the beginning, including having an initial meeting to run us through his experiences and suggestions, followed by email / coffee catch ups and finally running the rehearsal before the big day. He did a wonderful job and we couldnt be any happier.
Chris, thanks for making our day so special!
Wedding Date: November 26, 2011
We could not of asked for a better day, at the last minute our MC was unable to make it and Chris was very accommadating to help us out, the ceremony was beutifully done and all went very smooth, Chris made us very relaxed knowing everthing was taken care of, our guests had nothing but praise for Chris’s work during the whole night, we recommend him very highly! we will be back for our aniversary and we will buy you a drink Chris, thanks for everything.
Wedding Date: November 13, 2011
To Every Bride who is looking for a Celebrant and MC they can connect to, who understands and more, makes your wishes come true, even those you have never thought of! CHRIS IS THE BEST!
Months into my marrige family and friends from All over the World keep saying and I quote: “One of the Best Weddings we’ve ever been to!”
Thank you Chris!
We were organising our wedding in Auckland from Sydney which was hard enough. Friends wished they were our celebrants, but the true to a Great wedding is when your family and friends are there to celebrate and not worry. Chris made our multicultural Russian-Kiwi wedding so so comfortable, well organised, interesting and very much fun! Yes, he managed to make it very personal and touching, yet fun and intersting! I had everyone crying from happiness at the ceremony, and yet dancing away untill last minute!
If I was to go back in time and do it all over again, I would Always have Chris with us from start to finish!
Chris, when we are next in NZ, we would love to see you!
Just book him in, and you will have everything taken care off!
THANK YOU CHRIS xxx
Wedding Date: April 23, 2011
How can we thank you enough!! As a mature couple, we were clear in our minds of the style of celebration we were seeking and you captured our intent and style perfectly! We very much appreciated your extensive input, ideas, options, preparation and planning, including your offers to meet in Wellington on 2-3 occasions prior to the big event.
All our family and friends have commented on what a magnificant job you did, and how you drew everyone in to the event, especially including our immediate families and our daughter Paige.
You looked fantastic, were fun and professional and we have already been delighted to refer you to other close friends. You’re a top man and we are very grateful that you were recommended to us in the first instance. Thank you so much.
Adrienne and Tony Roddan
Wedding Date: August 20, 2011
We are so delighted that Chris was able to be the celebrant at our civil union ceremony. His warm and spiritual presence brought a very powerful energy to the day. He was extremely accommodating of our beliefs and desires for the ceremony and literally made our dreams come true. We cannot recommend him highly enough!
Wedding Date: June 21, 2011
Chris went above and beyond to make our wedding special and unique to us. We felt at ease with Chris and loved his input in guiding us to creating our personalised ceremony.
Wedding Date: January 28, 2011
Chris came highly recommended from our venue at The Wharf, and we couldn’t have been happier with our choice.
Chris listened to what we wanted and crafted a ceremony and provided us with suggestions and ideas that fitted the bill perfectly.
Many of our guests complimented us on our ceremony and choice of celebrant - so thanks Chris for being part of our day and making it special for us!
Wedding Date: May 1, 2011
Our chosen ceremony and reception venue, The Wharf, recommended Chris’s services, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Chris was extremely helpful from the onset and his support was unwavering throughout the 11-months we spent planning our wedding. Chris is exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced; he is obliging, considerate, understanding and patient—All essential characteristics. Chris truly went above and beyond for us, as I’m sure he does for all of his couples. Based in New York and planning our wedding in New Zealand was no easy feat—Chris’s professionalism and expertise ensured that we were on point every step of the way. From creating and fine tuning our ceremony script, to leading our rehearsal, and finally, our wedding day, Chris was amazing. We would not hesitate to recommend Chris’s services—He made our day just that much more special and we are so thrilled we chose Chris as our Celebrant. Thank you!
Wedding Date: February 26, 2011
Chris came highly recommended to us and he was everything that we were told he would be!
Incredibly professional, always in control, funny, personable and open to any ideas. Nothing was too hard for him.. He learned phrases in Sebian to recite during the ceremony and did not even flinch when we suggested that an unstoppable 2 year old be the ring bearer!
Chris really took all of the stress away and left us (and our family) no choice but simply enjoy ourselves on the day! Our guests thought he was absolutely amazing.
Now it’s my turn to pass on the recommendation and I unreservedly recommend Chris to anyone planning their wedding
Wedding Date: February 19, 2011
I chose Chris, having seen him in action several times before, knowing there was none other to compare! He was the perfect person to lead the wedding, from the ceremony to the reception which we also asked him to MC. Apart from myself (the bride, & maybe my groom!), Chris was the most raved about person at the wedding, & we still have family & guests talking about how good he was! You can totally put your trust in this man! Thank you Chis!!!
Wedding Date: January 8, 2011
Whilst we were on the other side of the world it was always easy to keep in touch by e-mail to make initial arrangements, always receiving prompt replies. We had the opportunity to speak with Chris by phone on a couple of occasions and were pleased that he offered us the option of Skype although we had free international calls. Chris sent us a comprehensive guide of his services and the timeline for arrangements by e-mail, which we appreciated. The extensive chat on the phone a couple of weeks before the wedding was a good way of discussing options and to get an idea of what Chris could offer. The meeting a few days before the wedding was relaxed and at a time to accommodate us and it was good to be able to discuss the wedding options in more detail. I suspect that all this was helped by our being reasonably laid back and confident in your ability to deliver.
Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony and several commented that they thought Chris must have known us for some time. The elements that he employed to engage the guests all worked well and we felt relaxed and know our guests enjoyed being involved. On the arrival of the guests, the use of the pebbles and pens was a great introduction and let the guests know they weren’t passive bystanders. The Maori welcome, the breaths and passing of the rings involved all the group in the ceremony and the story of our relationship, gleaned from our meeting was very personal and humorous. We enjoyed involving our friends in the questions, as we know they all felt particularly special and loved having a dig! The relaxed atmosphere is all down to Chris’ preparation and delivery. It was great that he was able to assist with organising the photos and wine tasting and clearly enjoyed being involved and had a great knowledge of the venue, all of which helped to relax us. We were pleased Chris stayed for the dinner and came on the bus and boat tour, our guests all enjoyed being able to chat with him after the ceremony. The photos of Chris ‘marrying’ us in the water at Little Oneroa beach have made lots of our friends laugh!
Wedding Date: February 7, 2009
Chris was instrumental in bringing our day together to make it the perfect event we hoped it would be. He liaised with my mum from Australia as my husband and I were working in the Seychelles at the time. We had total faith in him and left much of the planning of the wedding and ceremony up to him to leave it as much as a surprise to us as it was our guests.
He made our ceremony a beautiful combination of traditions, new ideas and included absolutely everyone of our friends and family in the ceremony and reception.
He, and his partner, are now very much a part of our lives and we love that they are now family friends. Thanks to our friends for introducing and sharing him with us! xx
Wedding Date: March 14, 2010
Chris was the most amazing Celebrant. My husband and I both wanted a male Celebrant and there are not many around. Chris was truly everything we could have asked for. My husband and I both continually say that he made our wedding and guests continually talk about how fantastic he was. Even a couple from our wedding ended up using Chris as their Celebrant a few months later. Chris was our Celebrant and MC and we will never forget the amazing job he did -making our wedding so memorable. Chris puts in a lot of time,energy, patience and love into each ceremony. Thank you Chris - love Dane and Jana Nordstrand, Devonport xxxx
Wedding Date: October 24, 2010
Chris was recommended to us by Mudbrick Vineyard as we were planning our wedding from the UK. Chris was very helpful from the beginning, especially when answering our many emails and suggesting different options for our ceremony.
On the day Chris made all of our guests feel very welcome and relaxed and kept the groom calm. He made the ceremony very personal and made all our guests feel a part of it.
Everyone has since commented to us on how great they thought Chris was and we are so glad that we chose him to be our Celebrant.
We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Chris to anyone that is looking for a marriage Celebrant. He made our day complete.
Wedding Date: December 30, 2010
I cannot recommend Chris highly enough to do justice for the amazing experience we had on our wedding day. Chris really took his time getting to know us during several lovely coffee meetings, he has a wealth of knowledge and inspiring ideas that helped us build a spectacular ceremony. He was lots of fun; always has a great smile that makes everyone feel so comfortable and welcome. Our familes from overseas enjoyed his company so much.
Also Chris did a superb job as our MC, making sure the evening flowed smoothly, communicated well with the kitchen, socialised with friends and families just like he has known them for years, while I took time changing before the first dance. Everyone who attended the wedding thought it had exactly the right balance of formality, humour, character and individuality, the best wedding they’ve ever attended.
We would highly recommend Chris to anyone who wants a fabulous wedding in their personal style. With Chris, you can relax and enjoy the special day, stop worrying about little details, because Chris has got it all under control.
Wedding Date: May 15, 2010
Chris is without doubt, THE best person we could have even chosen to officiate our wedding.
His time,care, and attention taken to ensuring we got everything we wanted was amazing. He was full of great suggestions of how to make our big day memorable for all and include everyone in the celebration.
Chris is a charming, funny, generous man. He had the room in fits of laughter, and stalled (without anyone knowing), while last guests battled traffic to get to the ceremony.
He has a commanding voice, that inspires confidence and trust.
I would have liked to have had a church wedding, however my husband is not religious. Chris took both our feelings into consideration and created the perfect ceremony for us both.
Thank you Chris. You were fabulous.
Wedding Date: August 1, 2009
Chris Mullane, ‘The Druid of Devonport’ was really fantastic as celebrant for my friends wedding. He was a great public speaker, interesting and making everyone comfortable and connected with each other. He had a slightly alternative approach in this wedding, and his overall enthusiasm for life and love really made this wedding special.
Wedding Date: May 2009
Many of the guests at our wedding have since commented on our celebrant and MC Chris Mullane.
His friendly and sociable nature led many of them to be surprised to find out he was not a family member or close friend. As celebrant, Chris first met with us with a wealth of ideas and information regarding our service. After much consideration and a couple more meetings we all three came up with a service that Andre and I loved. It was unique, portrayed our lives and personalities well, and was full of wonderful sentiment. Chris delivered it with just enough wit and charm to make it very very special and also made sure we didn’t forget any of the legal requirements.
As MC at the reception he was marvellous. All the guests knew exactly where to be and when. He ensured the formalities of the evening flowed smoothly in between dinner and dancing. Chris took time to gain background information on our families and added lots of personalised humour to the occassion. His expertise in diverting any impromptu and potentially long winded speeches without causing offence was also greatly appreciated.
Chris is a truly likeable character. He is flexible to your needs and absolutely goes the extra mile to make your day a special one.
We would be very pleased to recommend him to anyone either as a celebrant, MC or both.
Wedding Date: February 20, 2010